What I LOVE about it is that I have collected seasonal salad plates to use with it. I’ve got Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and a few others. We use them for casual suppers with friends and fancy holiday meals as well! They are just so versatile and they can be popped in the dishwasher.
Now, there has been one extraordinarily “fine” salad plate that I have wanted to add to my collection since I first saw it hanging on Mother’s wall many moons ago… Blue Aves by Royal Crown Derby. It’s fresh and timeless and fancy and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have day dreamed many a place setting with these beauties.
So, this year for Christmas I received almost exclusively cash from Mother and Daddy-O, Sister and her Mister and Honey’s family. I pooled it all into one fabulous purchase that I will have forever… a set of Blue Aves salad plates. They travelled all the way from England over the course of two and a half looooong months and I nearly passed out the day the finally arrived.
The burlap chargers are borrowed from bestie P and the napkins were a gift from her. I’ve had the blue and white candlesticks (Spode) since our wedding as well.
I would LOVE to add the rimmed soup bows and coffee cups to my collection over the years. But for now, I’m as pleased as punch to have just the salad plates grace my table!